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nmap - Why do I get closed responses when it should just assume closed

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I would expect to get responses like open and filtered, open|filtered even which are meaningful, but nmap gives me back a list of ports, some of which are marked 'closed' ... but the other ports which it does not give me back in the results are assumed closed also, so why do some get reported as 'closed' and some just left to be assumed closed.  Am I missing something? Is there another meaning to these returned as closed than the other ones which are just assumed to be closed?

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